Title

Visual Components

Description

A small, 3 1/4" thin-film-transistor liquid-crystal display (tft lcd), attached to a a 40-pin connector/power feed which would plug into video outport on the circuit board

Creator

SHARP Corp

Source

Silicon (crystaline wafers made from a thin film of amorphous silicon)

Publisher

SHARP

Date

1998-2003

Format

3.25" screen, 40 pin connector

Type

Hardware

Identifier

SHARP Company History, a PDF documenting advancements in TFT LCD tech, the openings of new manufacturing plants, etc. (navigate quickly through chapters by changing end of url to chapter07.pdf, chapter08.pdf... chapter10.pdf, etc)
The World of Liquid Crystal Displays, a Kent University based site which explains how silicon molecules act as thin-film-transistors in LCD tech, allowing for controlable visual output on a glass screen.

Citation

SHARP Corp, “Visual Components,” Mapping Our Devices, accessed October 24, 2020, http://maps.dgst101.net/items/show/60.

Output Formats


Files

Frontal View of Screen
IMG_0942.JPG
SHARP logo, 'Made in Japan' stamp, and damaged serial no. on back of 3.25" LCD screen
IMG_0941.JPG
Back of Nintendo GBA screen
IMG_0940.JPG
40 Pin Connector Cable
IMG_0939.JPG